voters of Barnstead,
My name is
Susan Conrad and I am running for a three-year term on the Barnstead
Budget Committee. I have lived in Barnstead since 1977, having moved
for seeking this position is to get involved again in the Town of
Barnstead. I have served on several committees in town, including the
Safety Committee, Board of Adjustment, and other varied volunteer
as Library Director 2 years ago after 29 years of employment. I was
thrilled to be able to complete my three main objectives: increasing the
number of employees, bringing the library into the technological age and
to triple the size of the building.
tenure as Library Director I attended almost every Town Budget Hearing.
I have tremendous respect for all those who volunteer their time to help
Barnstead continue to be a great place to live. I am willing to learn
whatever I need to know in order to be an effective active member of the
I now have
time to become involved with the Town again and feel that I could be an
asset to the Budget Committee. My experience in the budgetary process
is 29 years of never exceeding the Barnstead Library’s operating
budget. I was also an intregal part of the building expansion in 2000
and I am very pleased to say that we came in under budget and under
This is not
a politically driven election for me. You have two other people who are
currently on the Board and are running for re-election. Both Ms. Carr
and Mr. Gray are qualified to serve on the committee and have shown
their dedication to the town by running.
I ask for
your vote, but most importantly I ask that you DO vote.
Memorial Library News
Foss Memorial Library invites children and families to join us on
Friday, March 6th from 3-4pm to celebrate Dr. Seuss! We will be playing
games, doing crafts, and having yummy treats in honor of Dr. Seuss’
Birthday. Come in and have fun celebrating with us!
Library Club will be meeting on Thursday, March 12th from 6-7:30pm
instead of our regularly scheduled time in honor of Teen Tech Week.
Check out this meeting if you like Dr. Who, video game science, or even
your cell phone!
the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more
information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday;
5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.
has been my lot to find, at every parting of the road, the helping hand
of comrade kind to help me with my heavy load, And since I have no gold
to give and love alone must make amends, my humble prayer is, while I
live -- God, make me worthy of my friends.
for your prayers and support through this difficult time. A very special
thank you to Bob Strickland, Steve’s best friend, the best friend anyone
could ever have.
Family of Stephen D. Lank
Kim, Aiden and Collin Lank
and Valerie Hulse
Doris (Bates) Colwell
Colwell, 83, of White Oak Road, Ctr. Barnstead, died February 10th at
the Epsom Manor Health Center following a long illness.
Born in Chesterfield, IL, the daughter of Victor and Oma (Loper)Bates.
Prior to her retirement, she was a anesthesia nurse at the St. Joseph
Hospital in Bloomington,IL. She had lived in Barnstead for about 2
years. She was the widow of Wilmon Colwell who died in 2013 and members
of her family include two daughters, Carol Colwell of Barnstead and
Barbara McAllister of Newport, NH, four grandchildren, Wendy Demers,
Justin and John Thomas and Carol Ann Pierce, and five great
service will be scheduled in the spring in the Riverview Cemetery,
& Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements.
Concord, NH - Cynthia Watson, 66, passed away at Mountain Ridge
Center in Franklin, NH on January 22, 2015. She was born in Concord, NH
and was the daughter of Charles and Jeanne (Colby) Watson.
life, Cynthia was a seamstress, an RN at the Veteran’s Home in Tilton,
NH, she enjoyed crafts, her family, especially spending time with her
grandchildren. She was a strong, independent woman who was loved by
many. Cindy was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
behind her daughters, Erin Gaudette of Belmont, NH,
Stephanie Gustafson of Barnstead, NH, brothers, John Watson of Colorado,
David Watson of New York, a sister, Diane Watson of Colorado, four
grandchildren, Jason Gaudette Jr and Jamison Gaudette both of Belmont,
NH, Nicole Gustafson of Tilton, NH, and Cameron Gustafson of Concord,
NH. She also leaves behind her parents Charles and Jeanne Watson of
In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations be made in Cynthia’s loving
memory to the American Cancer Society
Celebration of Life, to honor Cynthia, was held on Saturday, February
21, 2015 at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton, NH. Burial will be at Franklin
Cemetery 31 Thompson Park in Franklin, NH in spring 2015.
information, please contact the Cremation Society of New Hampshire at